The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,856.20 up with +0.19% percent or +13.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,163.20 up with +0.55% percent or +33.70 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 15,199.50 up with -0.17% or -26.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,918.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve signalled it will keep monetary policy loose.
At 0835 BST, the FTSE 100 was up 0.6% at 6,926.01, reaching its best level since the pandemic began.
Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said: “A dovish set of meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve has further reassured investors that Jay Powell and the gang won’t be turning off the stimulus taps any time soon.”
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,900.54 up with percent or +15.22 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 6,157.31 up with +percent or +26.65 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 15,184.18 up with + percent or +7.82 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 33,446.26 up with +percent or +16.02 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,079.95 up with percent or +6.01 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,688.84 with a loss of – percent or -9.54 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,708.98 with a loss of –percent or ?21.81 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,008.07 with percent or +333.27 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,482.55 up with + percent or +2.93 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 49,788.49 with + percent or +126.73 point at 12:15 PM.